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Events of interest—on campus and around the world.
Highlights for November/December. For more detailed listings, please see Alumni Calendar.



Boston. Be sure to check out our new Web site ( for a listing of upcoming events.
Chicago. Join Prof. Richard Zettler and area alumni for a reception, discussion and viewing of the exhibition, Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur, at the Oriental Institute Museum (University of Chicago campus), 1155 East 58th Street, on Sun., Nov. 19. For additional information, contact our new club president, Abby Wise, at (773) 975-4227 or <>. Check out our Web site at (
Cleveland. Start the new year by joining fellow alumni at the annual holiday brunch at the Shaker Heights Country Club on Jan. 7. For reservations, contact Richard Bauschard at (216) 921-2875 or <rbauschard>. January, February and March are the months for the IVY15 Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series at Hathaway Brown School, and a complete schedule will be sent to all club members; for details, contact Burt Siegel at (440) 423-0156 or <> or our Web site ( Contact Barbara Corwin Franklin at (216) 292-6750 or <> for further information on club events and opportunities to interview prospective students.
Colorado. Back by popular demand, the Penn/Wharton Club of Colorado will welcome guests, members, spouses, significant others and friends to our fabulous holiday party at the Metropolitan Club, 7800 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, on Dec. 7 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The food will feature carving stations (bird or beef), hot and cold gourmet hors d’oeuvres—and desserts to die for. The room will be festive with holiday cheer (both alcoholic and non), colorful decorations and music. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members and at the door. Contact club president Mark Johnson at (303) 888-3046 or <> to RSVP and for information on other club events. Also check our Web site (
Delaware. The annual holiday party and scholarship reception will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Come celebrate the holidays with fellow alumni at the DuPont Country Club’s Brantwyn facility. The cost for the event, $35 per person, includes a light buffet and dessert; a cash bar will be available. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 27: contact Paul Kelner at <>.
Silicon Valley. Come hear Prof. David S. Farber, the Alfred S. Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunications Systems and chief technologist at the FCC, speak at Penn on the Road on Thursday, Dec. 7. For more information on this and other Silicon Valley Penn activities, contact Scott Taper at (650) 444-2572 or <>.
Southwest Florida. There will be a Naples dinner theater brunch on Dec. 3, featuring “42nd Street”: Brunch will be at noon, and the curtain goes up at 1:30 p.m. at the Naples Dinner Theater, 1025 Piper Blvd., Naples. Reservations must be made two weeks prior to the event; contact Henny Grandy, Southwest Florida Penn Alumni Club president, at <> or (941) 775-6951.
Westchester/Rockland. Here is a listing of some of our upcoming events: Ben’s Birthday Bash cocktail party at Heathcote Tavern, Scarsdale, on Jan. 17 at 2:00 p.m. (for details call Cindy Shmerler Levy at (914) 747-5174); “Franklin’s Big Adventure” show at SUNY-Purchase on Sunday, Jan. 21 at noon (call Lendy Muller at (914) 725-2556); Penn men’s basketball game at Columbia plus post-game reception, on Feb. 17, (contact David Evangelista at (914) 942-4226). And mark your calendars for our annual dinner at Hampshire Country Club, Mamaroneck, on Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Western Pennsylvania. Founder’s Day will be held on Jan. 21, with a brunch at the University Club, Pittsburgh. For details e-mail Joseph A. DiMenno at (412) 392-5519 or <> or Clark Thompson at (412) 492-8771 or <>.

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Alumni Trustees
Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates, who must be degree-holding alumni, for two at-large alumni-trustee positions and one mid-Atlantic alumni-trustee position (comprising Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia). Appointees to these positions will serve five-year terms, commencing in January 2002. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the nominations committee of the University of Pennyslvania Alumni Society.

Alumni Award of merit
Alumni are also encouraged to suggest candidates to receive next year’s Alumni Award of Merit, to be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2001. The award is given for outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and can be presented to non-alumni. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the awards and resolutions committee.

Names of candidates, for both the alumni-trustee positions and the Alumni Award of Merit, should be sent by February 1, 2001 to: The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, c/o Executive Secretary, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or <>.



Are you an alumna or faculty member and have you written a book? We are planning a tribute to our female authors during the 125th Celebration of Women at Penn. Please contact Angela Scott, associate director of alumni relations (215) 898-6153 or <>.


“How does a Hi-Tech Start Up Become a Global Success? Perspectives from Israel, Wharton and Around the World.”

Discover the world of hi-tech in Israel through symposia with keynote speakers and face-to-face meetings with senior management of some of the most successful hi-tech organizations in Israel, at the first Wharton Israel Global Alumni Conference in Tel Aviv, March 11-13.

For further information, contact Marti Harrington WG’76, director of alumni affairs, The Wharton School, 3733 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6350; phone (215) 898-1281, fax (215) 898- 2695, e-mail <>.